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Safe Flyways: New Project to Increase Waterbird Monitoring in Central Asia

The Siberian Crane is a majestic migratory bird. In the summer, it lives and breeds in Arctic Russia before flying thousands of kilometers south to spend the winter in Iran, India or China.

13 March 2015

Protect and Prosper: The Wadden Sea at the ITB Convention

For the first time this year, the Wadden Sea World Heritage was represented at the world’s largest tourism convention, Berlin’s  ITB, from 4-8 March 2015. Why a tourism fair?

10 March 2015

Iran Becomes the 51st Signatory to the Raptors MoU

Iran signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU) at an official ceremony at Iran's first national technical meeting on conservation of birds of prey in Qeshm Island.

10 March 2015

CMS Executive Secretary Addresses AMCEN 15

The high-level segment of the 15th Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) opened in Cairo, Wednesday

06 March 2015

Klaus Töpfer Fellows Visit CMS Family in Bonn

Participants in the Klaus Töpfer Fellowship Programme (KTF) visited the UN Premises in Bonn last week and heard a detailed presentation on the work of the CMS Family

06 March 2015

Bushmeat Sourcebook Launched

To coincide with World Wildlife Day, the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) launched an online resource titled the Bushmeat Sourcebook

05 March 2015

World Wildlife Day

Today is World Wildlife Day, chosen as it marks the anniversary of the signing of CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) one of the two international treaties dedicated to the conservation of wildlife

03 March 2015

Scientists Meet to Discuss the Future of Arabian Sea Humpback Whales

Abu Dhabi, 23 February 2015 - The survival of the humpback whale population in the Arabian Sea, the smallest and most endangered humpback whale population in the world, is threatened by human activities, particularly entanglement in fishing nets, shipping and coastal development.

23 February 2015

CMS Secretariat Statement on the Taiji Drive Hunt

The Secretariat has received a number of messages from around the world expressing concern at the Taiji dolphin drive hunts.

12 February 2015

World Wetlands Day

To mark World Wetlands Day today, Jacques Trouvilliez, the Executive Secretary of AEWA has written an opinion article (“Op-Ed”) emphasizing the importance of wetlands for the conservation of many migratory species and especially the waterbirds of the African-Eurasian Flyway.

02 February 2015